Three traffic stops lead to arrests

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – New York State Police had a busy evening Thursday, when they made three arrests each during separate traffic stops in Buffalo.

Troopers stopped a vehicle on Grant Street, near West Ferry, at 5:40 p.m. Thursday. The driver, 49-year-old David D. Hoffman, was stopped for not wearing a seatbelt. However, the Yorkshire man was also found to have a suspended drivers license. Then, police say they found a small quantity of pills and about one gram of marijuana in the vehicle. Hoffman now faces drug charges.

About four hours later, police stopped a Buffalo man on Niagara Street, for failing to stop at a red signal. Police say the driver, 34-year-old Pedro Rodriguez II, had a strong odor of marijuana coming from his vehicle. Police say they searched the vehicle and found two ounces of pot under the back seat flood board. He is now facing a marijuana charge.

Just after midnight, troopers stopped a vehicle on Potomac Street for failing to signal a turn. Troopers found the driver, 47-year-old Michelle D. Bazluki, of Collins, had an outstanding bench warrant from Buffalo Police. She was taken to the Erie County Sheriff’s Office. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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